WINNER OF BEST BABY CARRIER / SLING DESIGN: GOLD
WHO: TIBA + MARL
WHAT: TIBA + MARL Organic Baby Carrier, produced by ISARA for TIBA + MARL
WHY: Made in partnership with baby carrier experts Isara , developed with a team of specialised orthopaedists and classified hip-healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, Tiba +Marl’s first ever baby carrier is contemporary, comfortable and safe. With an ergonomic design for newborns through to 2 years, organic cotton fabric, innovative padded shoulder straps (that connect at the wearer’s waist, under the child’s bottom), and waist bag for personal belongings. Easily recognisable in T+M’s signature design (leopard and Camouflage print anyone?) this is a cult classic carrier in the making.
WHERE: TIBA + MARL
WINNER OF BEST BABY CARRIER / SLING DESIGN: SILVER
WHO: Integra Baby
WHAT: Integra Baby Carrier
WHY: Designed by mother of 3, Sarah Sadler, (a baby carrying industry expert and the longest practising Baby-wearing Consultant in the UK ),puts Integra ahead of the rest when it comes to design and function. Designed and ethically made in the UK, this soft, machine washable carrier offers optimal support, crossable straps without extra bulky padding and extreme comfort for infant and wearer. Plus it lasts from birth to toddler and beyond. Available in a pleasing range of prints and fabrics including Harris Tweed and Liberty, this is one very stylish and safe carrier for modern parents.
WHERE: Integra Baby
WINNER OF BEST BABY CARRIER / SLING DESIGN: BRONZE
WHAT: The KahuBaby Carrier
WHY: KahuBaby is a British design-led, organic carrier in a range of modern prints including the exclusive Jojo Coco prints. These simple, lightweight carriers are simple to use and offer easy adjustability, with four carrying positions, and two shoulder strap options (crossed or rucksack style). The judges were impressed by the recyclable packaging and that they pass any manufacturing waste onto another Lake District based small business to create their own products with.